RAce Recon - part I
In July, I am taking on race reconnaissance work for a race that I particularly affection, Tortour Ultracycling. Tortour is a 1000-km race around Switzerland. The reconnaissance is meant to ensure the course is fully rideable on race day.
For this reconnaissance, I will be covering about a third of the distance on the bike in two days, commuting by train to the starting points, and from the end points.
Why is that a relevant thing to do for the Environmental 12 you may ask... Well, in past events Tortour would drive cars around the course several times leading to the event. Using bikes and commuting by train alleviate a large part of this emission!
I will cover the course over two separate days, first heading to Bulle by train and coming back to Neuchâtel following the course to Jens on the bike. That's 178km ridden. The second day, I will be commuting to Sion and ride from there to Bulle via Les Diablerets. That's another 177km.